Pros and cons of cruise ships: Editor’s perspective

For every Cantabrian who is happy to see the cruise ships back in Lyttelton, there is another who is upset about them. Uncertainty and concerns swirl around the environmental impacts that they have, and their value to the ports settlements where they dock. The past few weeks have seen numerous cruise ships pull in to […]

Setting the scene

Inviting friends and family for lunch is a popular way to catch up, especially during the holiday season when there’s more time to prepare, and to socialise. Whether you’re having two or 20 guests, setting the table doesn’t have to be a time consuming task. Planning is one of the pillars to hosting an enjoyable, […]

Festive Party time

As the festive season draws closer, thoughts turn to office parties, work functions and Christmas get-togethers. Christmas and New Year festivities are the time to shine with sparkle and bling. Details: Kata Silk Midi Dress Find me: Ruby Details: Big Kanye Hornet Sunglasses Find me: Ruby Details: Bolly Bow Dress Find me: Bonita Collective   […]

From the editor: 10 November 2022

Get active Game On Canterbury is a new fixture aimed at encouraging more Cantabrians into sport and active recreation activities, starting in February next year. The inaugural free event will be held at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre on Sunday 19 February 2023, with a focus on opportunities to try new things and discover what’s […]

Digging it

Spring and summer are boom times in the garden, for blooms, berries and beets. Many people find digging, planting, and even weeding a relaxing hobby, and the good news is that it can also put food on the table. Nothing beats wandering the vegetable patch and creating a fresh salad from what’s on offer. The […]

From the editor: 29 September 2022

Coming home Home means different things to different people. For instance, some refer to their place of origin, their residential area or even their country as ‘home’. For others, such as younger generations, it may be where they grew up or where they are currently residing. Regardless, the word home evokes unique memories and visions […]

From the Editor: The Chill Factor

Crisp days, lots of pristine snow even down to sea level, and mostly fine weather bring with them exciting opportunities to appreciate our region’s winter wonderland and its amazing outdoor adventures. We’re now in what are arguably some of the coldest weeks of the year, especially with temperatures dropping well into the minus range in […]

Winter slopes are calling

With Father’s Day the first Sunday in September, and a sparkling white layer of snow blanketing many popular destinations, why not combine the two and head for the slopes? There are plenty of picturesque slopes to hike up and down. Of course, the “dad” in your life could always do with some new gear to […]

Let it snow

The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful… While the days are still warm, but the nights are cooling down, it is an ideal time to “winter-proof” your home. In the country that usually means a full stack of firewood, lots of kindling and maybe a few fire starters. In the city […]

Enjoying a healthy home

What makes a healthy home? Ask different people and they’ll probably all give you similar answers – warm, dry and comfortable. They’re right, all of those do help in creating a healthy home yet there are several paths homeowners can tread to ensure various levels of healthy. Starting from scratch and building new is a […]